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PATTERNS FROM THE SKY: Patterned cut-outs created by Ruby Seymour (left), Jack Thompson (third left), Sam Matthews and Taylor Young along with other Makaraka School students in response to artist Melanie Tahata’s (second left) projected imagery at Tairawhiti Museum are now part of Tahata’s installation. Picture by Liam Clayton

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0630

This week

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert: Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, today, 1.30pm-3.30pm, free entry.

Hospice Tairawhiti Annual Night of Laughs: Comedians Ben Hurley, Michelle A’Court and Donna Brookbanks perform at the War Memorial Theatre tomorrow, 8pm. Tickets $49 plus booking fee from TicketDirect and Stephen Jones.

Live at the RSA: G&I, classic rock and easy-listening music from duo Guy and Fiona. RSA Gisborne, tomorrow, 7pm, free entry.

East Coast Homecoming Party: Hip-hop festival with homegrown artists: 4sayken, Azee, Coey East, Luminis, Coastees and more. Smash Palace, Saturday 8pm, $10 door sales or $50 VIP, R18.

Gisborne Country Music Club: Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, tomorrow, 7pm, free entry.

Tairawhiti Museum winter concert series: Classical guitar duo Rameka Tamaki & Amber Madriaga. Sunday, 2pm Entry $5 adults, children and students with ID free.

Coming up

Fun Dancing Gisborne: 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, plus dance reviews. St Andrew’s Hall, June 10, 17 & 24 (7.30pm), $5, ph 867 6383.

Smokefreerockquest Finals: Gisborne musicians battle for a place in the national finals. War Memorial Theatre, June 13 (7pm), Students $10, adults $20, children under five, free.

Young Ukers Concert: War Memorial Theatre, June 14. Beginners concert starts at 5.30pm, advanced players concert starts at 7pm. Tickets available from the former Plunket building 173 Palmerston Rd on June 13, 4-5pm. Door sales at the theatre June 14 from 4.30pm. $5 cash only.

Boardies Dance Party: Fundraiser for Gisborne Boardriders. The Dome, June 15 door sales: $15 if in 1970s fancy dress, $20 if not. Doors open (8.30pm).

Gisborne Choral Society Concert: Come along for Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard. Tairawhiti Museum Art Gallery, June 16 (2pm), koha/donation.

Theatre

The Palace Dance Studio: Reclaim the Crown: Auckland hip-hop dance company, War Memorial Theatre, June 15 (7pm), $30 from SJ Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Evolution Theatre Company: Movie night fundraiser features Soldiers Without Guns, Dome Cinema, June 11 (6pm), tickets $20. Book at https://tinyurl.com/y3ltucdt

Two Minutes of Good Stuff Film Festival: Filmmakers shoot a two-minute film showcasing a non-profit organisation and its volunteers for National Volunteer Week. Tairawhiti Museum, June 20 (5.30pm), $5. Register/details: info@gisbornevolunteercentre.org.nz or ph 868 4522.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: OHO. Recent work by Fiona Collis, Melanie Tahata and Izzy Te Rauna. Hei Ora exhibition, recent works by Henare Brooking. About Time, paintings by Dave Andrew. Flat-Pack Whakapapa, artist, weaver and academic Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving).

Paul Nache Gallery: Works by Evan Woodruffe.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Annabel Dowding.

Verve Cafe: Installation by Conor Jeory.

Te Awa studios: Works by Amanda Rutherford, Eva Zwinnen and Jess Blackwood at the Te Awa studios in the Heritage Plunket Building.

At the movies

Dome cinema

The World at Arm’s Length: Deaf-and-blind Sven wants to walk the 800-kilometre Camino de Santiago, and must rely on trained assistants to help him. After two years of preparation, he sets out but soon reaches his physical and mental limits, and tensions build.

Where Hands Touch: Germany, 1944: Leyna, the 15-year-old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth, and they form an unlikely bond.

Soldiers Without Guns: Documentary about Kiwi soldiers who ease tensions in a hotbed of violence by using music, Maori culture and love.

Woman at War: When Halla’s application to adopt an orphan is approved, she must reconcile her activism with the adoption.

One Last Deal: Finnish drama about an elderly art dealer whose attention is caught by an old painting being auctioned. He decides to make one last deal to earn some pension money, and teams up with his teenage grandson to investigate the background of the painting. Subtitled.

Odeon multiplex

Tolkien: Film about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien befriends a group of fellow artists and writers at his school and over the years their bond of fellowship grows. He also meets Edith Bratt, the love of his life. But when World War 1 starts, his relationships are tested. Stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney and Derek Jacobi.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix: The 12th instalment in the X-Men film series, a direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse and the seventh and final instalment in the main X-Men series. The X-Men must face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission goes wrong. Stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain.

Rocketman: Taron Egerton (Kingsman) stars in the story of how shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight becomes pop superstar Elton John. Jamie Bell (as lyricist Bernie Taupin) and Richard Madden (as manager John Reid) also star.

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion: Asterix and Obelix embark on a quest to find a young druid worthy of learning the secret of the magic potion, after elderly village druid Panoramix breaks his leg in a fall from a tree.

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters: Humans must rely on Godzilla to defeat King Ghidorah and other Titans who are causing worldwide destruction.

Aladdin: Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action remake of the 1992 animated film. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

Brightburn: Horror film that imagines an alien child crash-landing on Earth and becoming a force not for good, but for evil.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Ryan Reynolds voices a wisecracking Pokémon who searches for his former partner in a world where humans and Pokémon live side by side.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a $14 million price on his head and an army of killers on his trail.

Avengers: Endgame: The remaining Avengers must bring back their vanquished allies for a showdown with Thanos.



Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0630

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0630

This week

Gisborne Senior Citizens Concert: Come along and be entertained. Senior Citizens Hall, today, 1.30pm-3.30pm, free entry.

Hospice Tairawhiti Annual Night of Laughs: Comedians Ben Hurley, Michelle A’Court and Donna Brookbanks perform at the War Memorial Theatre tomorrow, 8pm. Tickets $49 plus booking fee from TicketDirect and Stephen Jones.

Live at the RSA: G&I, classic rock and easy-listening music from duo Guy and Fiona. RSA Gisborne, tomorrow, 7pm, free entry.

East Coast Homecoming Party: Hip-hop festival with homegrown artists: 4sayken, Azee, Coey East, Luminis, Coastees and more. Smash Palace, Saturday 8pm, $10 door sales or $50 VIP, R18.

Gisborne Country Music Club: Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, tomorrow, 7pm, free entry.

Tairawhiti Museum winter concert series: Classical guitar duo Rameka Tamaki & Amber Madriaga. Sunday, 2pm Entry $5 adults, children and students with ID free.

Coming up

Fun Dancing Gisborne: 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, plus dance reviews. St Andrew’s Hall, June 10, 17 & 24 (7.30pm), $5, ph 867 6383.

Smokefreerockquest Finals: Gisborne musicians battle for a place in the national finals. War Memorial Theatre, June 13 (7pm), Students $10, adults $20, children under five, free.

Young Ukers Concert: War Memorial Theatre, June 14. Beginners concert starts at 5.30pm, advanced players concert starts at 7pm. Tickets available from the former Plunket building 173 Palmerston Rd on June 13, 4-5pm. Door sales at the theatre June 14 from 4.30pm. $5 cash only.

Boardies Dance Party: Fundraiser for Gisborne Boardriders. The Dome, June 15 door sales: $15 if in 1970s fancy dress, $20 if not. Doors open (8.30pm).

Gisborne Choral Society Concert: Come along for Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard. Tairawhiti Museum Art Gallery, June 16 (2pm), koha/donation.

Theatre

The Palace Dance Studio: Reclaim the Crown: Auckland hip-hop dance company, War Memorial Theatre, June 15 (7pm), $30 from SJ Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Evolution Theatre Company: Movie night fundraiser features Soldiers Without Guns, Dome Cinema, June 11 (6pm), tickets $20. Book at https://tinyurl.com/y3ltucdt

Two Minutes of Good Stuff Film Festival: Filmmakers shoot a two-minute film showcasing a non-profit organisation and its volunteers for National Volunteer Week. Tairawhiti Museum, June 20 (5.30pm), $5. Register/details: info@gisbornevolunteercentre.org.nz or ph 868 4522.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: OHO. Recent work by Fiona Collis, Melanie Tahata and Izzy Te Rauna. Hei Ora exhibition, recent works by Henare Brooking. About Time, paintings by Dave Andrew. Flat-Pack Whakapapa, artist, weaver and academic Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving).

Paul Nache Gallery: Works by Evan Woodruffe.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Annabel Dowding.

Verve Cafe: Installation by Conor Jeory.

Te Awa studios: Works by Amanda Rutherford, Eva Zwinnen and Jess Blackwood at the Te Awa studios in the Heritage Plunket Building.

At the movies

Dome cinema

The World at Arm’s Length: Deaf-and-blind Sven wants to walk the 800-kilometre Camino de Santiago, and must rely on trained assistants to help him. After two years of preparation, he sets out but soon reaches his physical and mental limits, and tensions build.

Where Hands Touch: Germany, 1944: Leyna, the 15-year-old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth, and they form an unlikely bond.

Soldiers Without Guns: Documentary about Kiwi soldiers who ease tensions in a hotbed of violence by using music, Maori culture and love.

Woman at War: When Halla’s application to adopt an orphan is approved, she must reconcile her activism with the adoption.

One Last Deal: Finnish drama about an elderly art dealer whose attention is caught by an old painting being auctioned. He decides to make one last deal to earn some pension money, and teams up with his teenage grandson to investigate the background of the painting. Subtitled.

Odeon multiplex

Tolkien: Film about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien befriends a group of fellow artists and writers at his school and over the years their bond of fellowship grows. He also meets Edith Bratt, the love of his life. But when World War 1 starts, his relationships are tested. Stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney and Derek Jacobi.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix: The 12th instalment in the X-Men film series, a direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse and the seventh and final instalment in the main X-Men series. The X-Men must face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission goes wrong. Stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain.

Rocketman: Taron Egerton (Kingsman) stars in the story of how shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight becomes pop superstar Elton John. Jamie Bell (as lyricist Bernie Taupin) and Richard Madden (as manager John Reid) also star.

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion: Asterix and Obelix embark on a quest to find a young druid worthy of learning the secret of the magic potion, after elderly village druid Panoramix breaks his leg in a fall from a tree.

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters: Humans must rely on Godzilla to defeat King Ghidorah and other Titans who are causing worldwide destruction.

Aladdin: Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action remake of the 1992 animated film. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

Brightburn: Horror film that imagines an alien child crash-landing on Earth and becoming a force not for good, but for evil.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Ryan Reynolds voices a wisecracking Pokémon who searches for his former partner in a world where humans and Pokémon live side by side.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a $14 million price on his head and an army of killers on his trail.

Avengers: Endgame: The remaining Avengers must bring back their vanquished allies for a showdown with Thanos.



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